Review of Calgary's new cycle tracks

Review of Calgary’s New Cycle Tracks

By Kate Beck Calgary’s new cycle tracks through the downtown core have been a major topic of discussion this summer. There have been many positive reviews, some mixed reviews, and some negative reviews, so I decided to go check the new cycle tracks out for myself. Like we’ve done in the past with some of […]

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Bridgeland – What is the Community Saying?

  “Bridgeland has more diversity, we fit in here as a family.” For the last year, Active Neighbourhoods has been working with residents, business owners and the community association in Bridgeland to engage citizens in the planning and development occurring in the neighbourhood and improve the community’s access to active transportation options. We have collected a […]

What makes a good neighbourhood?

What Makes a Good Neighbourhood?

By Leanne Junnila | 4.15.2015 What makes a good neighbourhood? It seems we aren’t sure anymore. Much of the time that we could be spending enjoying leisure time is instead spent behind the wheel of a vehicle or in front of the television. We are forced to commute by vehicle to work and when we […]

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Playable Cities: Where to Play in Calgary

Cities around the world are beginning to realize that playgrounds may not be enough to keep residents and visitors engaged and enjoying public life. We are beginning to see musical swings at bus stops in Montreal, an interactive play museum in St. Louis, and slip and slides down city streets in a number of cities around the world, but what does […]

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Five Fast Facts – Playable Cities

1. Playable Cities Rethink the Purpose of Our Cities Playable Cities is an idea that puts people and play at the heart of the design of the future city and encourages residents and visitors to rethink services, places and stories in our cities. Playable Cities breaks away from the idea that cities must focus only on […]

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Part 3 of 3: What can Calgary learn from Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy?

Photo Credit: Edmonton Journal http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Edmonton+adopts+winter+city+strategy/7479071/story.html Calgarians don’t like to admit that Edmonton has us beat in some respects, but in terms of designing a city strategy that aims to create a vibrant, well-functioning winter city, we think Calgary could take a few pointers from our rival to the North. Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy The City of […]

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4 Great Reasons to Invest in Cities’ Natural Environments

1. Investing in Surrounding Wetlands can save Cities Billions of Dollars in Water Purification The City of New York invested $1.5 billion over 10 years into protecting their water sources, which meant they were able to avoid building a water treatment plant that would have cost the city $8-$10 billion. 2. Investing in Rivers and […]

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Calgary’s Wild Berry Patches

Photo Credit: Cabin Organic http://cabinorganic.com/tag/berries/ One of our favourite parts about Calgary summers are the Saskatoon berries and wild raspberries, and we aren’t just talking about the famous Saskatoon berry pie from Pearson Berry Farms sold at Calgary’s Farmer’s Market. Active Neighbourhood’s Roxanne LeBlanc has shared a number of her secret wild berry patches around […]

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30X30 Challenge – A Diary

Thirty minutes of nature, for thirty days – the 30X30 Challenge. by Celia Lee Day 1: Yamnuska trail. Look up to find I’ve walked into herd of mule deer. Flash back to horror story from youth about evil deer. Creep silently away. Overcome great fear of falling on icy rocks, am filled with sweet, sweet […]